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  • HarenbergOfficials from Graham Architectural Products announced the company hired Garth Landis as a buyer and Rich Harenberg as an architectural sales representative.Landis will be responsible for purchasing hardware/MRP items, balances and brake metal. He comes to Graham from Fastenal Company, where he served as general manager and was responsible for pricing and customer service, vending...
  • PPG Industries’ flat glass business announced that it has joined green building councils in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico and Peru. All five councils are members of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), the largest international organization influencing the green building marketplace.Cristina Gamboa, chief executive officer of Colombia’s Green Building Council and chair of the WorldGBC’...
  • Dip-Tech set a new world record for printer size with the Dip-Tech AR18000 digital ceramic in-glass printer. The achievement was officially recognized by Guinness World Records under the category of “largest digital flatbed printer.” Dip-Tech CEO Yariv Matzliach announced the record today at the glasstec 2014 in Dusseldorf, Germany.Matzliach (center), standing with Bernhard Veh, managing director...
  • FaccendaZandonella NeccaSchiattiOfficials from Vitrum announced the appointment of Aldo Faccenda as President. Faccenda has served as vice president of Vitrum since 2012 and will lead the organization as it prepares for the 19th Vitrum international trade show set to take place in Milan from Oct. 6-9.Faccenda serves as a member of the board of directors for Bottero S.p.A. “Aldo Faccenda is a...
  • glasstec: Trade Fair for Glass Production-Processing-Products opened today at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds in Germany. The show, with more than 1,000 exhibitors from all over the world demonstrating innovations in glass and solar products and processes, is hosted by Messe Düsseldorf GmbH and runs through Oct. 24.“The glass industry has gone through some difficult times in recent years, and sheet...
  • Tubelite plant manager, Marty Bergey, hosted a tour of the Dallas/Fort Worth facility during the company’s open house Oct. 9, celebrating the completion of a 27,000-square-foot expansion. The expansion accommodates on-site CNC machining for door and frame fabrication, as well as warehousing stock products.Located at 4900 Langdon Road is on the southeast side of Dallas and near the I-20 / I-45...
  • Photo by Bryan SteingardPresident Barack Obama spoke at the Oct. 5 dedication of the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial in Washington, D.C., a monument consisting of three oversized decorative glass walls. Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, and actor Gary Sinise also spoke at the dedication for the memorial, which was more than 15...
  • Architect Frank Gehry’s glass cloud, nicknamed The Iceberg, was unveiled last week in Paris. The building, commissioned by France’s wealthiest man Bernard Arnault, includes an auditorium, art galleries and a stepped waterfall, according to an Oct. 17 article from the Guardian.Saint-Gobain produced the 3,600 glass panels for the project out of its factory in Italy. The framing for the complex...
  • Glass Performance Days 2015 has issued a call for papers for its 15th conference, scheduled for June 24-26 in Tampere, Finland. The focus on the 2015 conference is business, innovation and design.“There is simply no better place to secure feedback from glass industry policy makers than the GPD,” said Jorma Vitkala, chairman of the GPD organizing committee. “In staging the 15th conference, it is...
  • To meet increasing demand, Aluflam North America moved to a larger location. The company relocated from its previous 11,000-square-foot location in Huntington Beach, Calif., into a new 28,000-square-foot building in Cerritos, Calif. The new location is now operational. The additional space will give the company room to grow, to acquire new equipment and to handle larger projects,...
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  • Officials from Saint-Gobain announced it acquired a controlling interest in Sika for $2.8 billion. Saint-Gobain purchased the controlling share—16.1 percent of Sika’s capital and 52.4 percent of its voting rights— in a confidential auction process from the Burkard-Schenker family, which owns the majority stake in Sika, according to a Dec. 8 Reuters report.“Given the proximity of Sika’s activities...
  • Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions LLC has finalized its acquisition of Houston-based Texas Tempered Glass Inc., a producer of high performance glass products for architectural, industrial, commercial and custom applications, as of Nov. 19, 2014. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.With the completion of this transaction, Trulite will expand its presence in the Texas...
  • Things are looking up for the worldwide glass industry, as an optimistic outlook and overall mood permeated the show floor during glasstec 2014, held Oct. 21-24 in Düsseldorf, Germany. Following glasstec 2012, a successful event in the face of economic uncertainty, glasstec 2014 indicated positive market developments after several years of a sluggish North American and worldwide economy....